Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 Guinea Pigs Who Are Better At Cosplay Than Humans

Nobody can resist adorable rodents in costumes. However, after going to a good number of Cons in the last few years, we have started to notice that maybe, just maybe, our cute little guinea pig friends might just be better at this whole cosplay thing than their human counterparts! So, here are ten side by side comparisons to prove our point. We rest our case.

#1) Jason Vorhees

#2) Spider Man

#3) Pikachu

#4) Sailor Moon

#5) Batman

#6) Freddy Krueger

#7) Chun Li

#8) Captain America

#9) Unicorn

#10) Mario

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Normal Gays: An Interview w/ Sketch Comedy Artist Tommy Do

About six months ago, I happened upon the hilarious gay themed sketch comedy video series Normal Gays and was pretty much hooked instantly. The premise of the internet based show is simple - gay guys having completely normal conversations while something wonderfully absurd is going on around them. Sometimes the craziness is obvious from start to finish and the characters just ignore it as if it is common place, sometimes it casually reveals itself as the sketch unfolds. Regardless, it's pretty much always good for a laugh. The scene that got me hooked featured two guys doing sit ups in their apartment complex gym. Every time they would come up, they would blow a kiss or lovingly crinkle their nose. I won't even spoil the surprise by telling you what was really going on in this scene. But, I strongly suggest you watch the first video below!
Click to enlarge. It's worth it!

Normal Gays is the brainchild of professional figure skater/comedian Tommy Do, which he says "is not a joke and probably the gayest thing you'll hear all day." Tommy studies both improv and sketch at the Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Along with The Groundlings and Second City, UCB has developed some of the best writers and comedians currently working on shows such as Saturday Night Live, VEEP, and Parks and Recreation. According to Do, "UCB has also developed some not so talented writers who are currently working as figure skaters."  All kidding aside, Tommy contributes to the UCB monthly sketch show, The Livia Scott Sketch Program as well as the first satirical women's magazine, Reductress. Tommy is also the first person whose publicity photo made me splurt diet soda on my computer monitor.

We reached out to Tommy Do via the internet and begged him to an interview with us. Despite currently touring for his gig as a figure skater, Tommy agreed to sit down and answer a few of our highly dubious questions.

If you want to explore more Normal Gays videos on your own, we suggest their Website or YouTube page! Also, follow Tommy Do on Facebook!

Q:  Tommy, I have watched every single episode of Normal Gays numerous times and there is something I can't help but wonder. Do you always have 5 o'clock shadow?
Tommy: Haha. Unfortunately, yes. I try my best to look presentable, especially on camera, but if there's one thing I've learned from filming Normal Gays is that you can't fuck with HD. Also, I'm 100% Vietnamese and don't know anyone else in my gene pool that has to shave as often as I do.

Q: Did you already own a Sailor Moon costume, or did you buy it
specifically for the show?
Tommy: I made the sailor moon costume out of clothes my mother wears to work. My mother is Sailor

Q:  Can you walk us through the production process? Are episodes scripted? Or does everyone get to improvise?
Tommy: When we shoot we have a very limited time to get all the footage, so the episodes are very scripted. We improvise sometimes to make the dialogue sound more natural, but the shooting day is very much produced. This isn't to say we don't like to have fun on set. I'm not Hitler.

Q: One thing I adore about the show is how much nonsense is going on in the background. How much of that is planned vs. how much is just a happy accident?
Tommy: I would say about 90% percent of the background action is planned, and 10% of it is a boy in his underwear wanting to get more YouTube face time.

Q: I noticed a bottle of Take It Bitch lube in the background of a scene. That lube is normally used for extra, extra large appendages! I suppose you are going to try to pretend that wasn't your house!
Tommy: Haha. My amazing friend Brett Casiraghi (who appears in that episode) graciously let us use his beautiful pied-à-terre. The 'Take It Bitch' lube is one of the many artifacts he has on display in his living room.

Q:  How liberating was it to be the first gay man to actually shit glitter?
Tommy: Wait, you don't shit glitter?

Q:  Is it difficult to talk your friends into participating in the show?
Tommy: NO! I ALWAYS GET WHAT I WANT! jkjkjkjkjkjkjk. I'm actually very lucky to have awesome friends who help me produce the show and make it super funny. I'm also very lucky to have awesome friends who will work for free food and attention.

Q: How many of the sketches are based on true events?
Tommy: A lot of the dialogue is taken out of real conversations I've had or my friends have had. The goal of Normal Gays is to show viewers that everyone is normal and also gay.

Q: Normal Gays gets wonderfully irreverent. Is there any subject matter that you would feel is too taboo for the show?
Tommy: Rape.

Q:  Can we expect a Season 3?!
Tommy: You can expect a Season 300! We're just going to keep going forever like the NOW CDs!
We have so much fun making them, so I think as long as it's a good time, we'll keep producing them. We're also hoping to get turned into a tv show (shocking) so if you're, like, a network big wig then, like, call me. duh.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Preview: Studio 54 by Hasse Persson

This week Studio 54, a wonderful new photo book from famed photo journalist Hasse Persson, was released via Swedish publisher Max Ström. The book is a wondrous blur of smoke filled scenes from the heyday of this iconic nightclub. You will see celebrities galore, most prominent of which is Andy Warhol and his many friends as Andy notoriously haunted Studio 54 on a regular basis.

Persson spent hundreds of nights at Studio 54 between 1977 and 1980. His pictures have become legendary. Now, they are published in book form for the first time.

Persson's bio is filled with amazing accomplishments and accolades:

Born in 1942, Persson has enjoyed a lengthy career as a photo-journalist, principally in the United States. When based in New York for almost a quarter of a century (1967-1990), he covered the world. He has published five books on American themes and his photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines like The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Paris-Match and Life as well as the Scandinavian press. 
Since his debut exhibition in 1974 at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, Persson’s museum exhibitions have attracted attention both nationally and internationally. He has been artistic director of the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg and art museum director of the Borås art museum in western Sweden and is currently artistic director of the Strandverket Konsthall in Marstrand on the Swedish west coast. 
Hasse Persson has been awarded Sweden’s H.M. The King’s Medal, 8th Size, “for his artistic contributions as photographer".
 In the US, you can pick up a copy of Studio 54 at Amazon! Be sure to visit Hasse Persson's website, too, for lots more photos and information!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Exclusive Podcast: Treklenburg Episode #58

Hosts Michael Earle and Molly Jay hilariously talk all things Star Trek.
In this episode, since Mike and Molly got pleasantly sidetracked by indie musician Benji Hughes last week, they finally tackle TOS episodes "Operation Annihilate" and "City on the Edge of Forever." Also, they take a look at a few more episodes on IO9's Top 100 Star Trek Episode list!
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Morning Dance Party: Our Man in Berlin "Moliére"

Awesome Australian electronica act Our Man in Berlin channels a little bit of Jimmy Sommerville in their fantastic track "Moliére." Not a bad start to a new week! Enjoy!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Flame On Podcast & AdamMaleBlog Team Up For A Loot Crate Giveaway!!

We have teamed up with the wonderful guys over at the Flame On! Podcast to bring one lucky winner a Free 3 Month Subscription to Loot Crate! If you haven't checked out the Flame On! Podcast, you are missing out! It is an all-gay, all-geek podcast featuring the latest in comics, movies, video games, interviews, and more! You can subscribe via iTunes HERE! Or be pals with Flame On! on Facebook! Also, check out their latest podcast Episode #76 F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M.

If you are unfamiliar with Loot Crate, well...are you in for a treat! Once a month, they pack their subscribers a mystery box filled with all sorts of geeky goodness that gets delivered right to your doorstep towards the end of each month. Rather than explaining the boxes, take a look at the pictures below! It will tell you everything you need to know!

So, how do I win?!
It's simple! Just fill out our entry form! We will not use your info for anything other than the purposes of this contest! We do need to know your t-shirt size since the Loot Crate boxes frequently feature an ultra geeky T!


We will select the winner at random from all of the entries received. Contest entries are accepted Feb 20th - March 16th. Winner will be announced on March 18th. We will notify the winner via email.

Please feel  free to share with your friends! are trying to eliminate the competition.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trashy and Bootleg as Hell: An Interview w/ Sparkle Hooves!

I have no idea how it took me so long to notice the world's most obscene, over-the-top, trashy homosexual redneck cartoon pony - Sparkle Hooves. Crudely animated, the hilarious Sparkle Hooves video series tackles subjects ranging everywhere from Top 10 Dumpsters To Get A BJ Behind in Atlanta to renting (but not owning) a house haunted by a dead drag queen who was murdered for being bad at lip syncing. Every Thursday at midnight, Sparkle Hooves hears Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman" playing from the great beyond and is forced to hire a psychic to chase the evil spirit out. Perhaps the funniest of all is Sparkle Hooves at last years Dragon Con getting his nerd on. It is a must watch.

Very little is known about the origins of Sparkle Hooves. But, here are a few things we were able to get out of his publicist:

Sparkle Hooves was born in Atlanta, GA.
Age: "A lady never talks about her age".
He loves buffalo wings and getting turnt up.
BJ's are his favorite to give and receive.
He is vers and loves Grindr, but hates limp dicks.
His favorite bar is Marys in East Atlanta.
His mother is Debbie Hooves.

Thankfully, we were able to get a few minutes alone with Sparkle Hooves in a truck stop bathroom off I-85 by tapping our foot three times under the stall. Though disappointed we weren't there for sex, he consented to answering some of our burning questions!

Sparkle Hooves at Dragon Con!

Q: Sparkle Hooves, could you please define the term "Hunty?" It has me totally confused.
Sparkle: OH NO HUNTY!!!! Shit, it's like saying "Gurllll" "Bitch" and "Honey" but in a sexy way. See also Baeshe.
Q: You once famously said "the only thing better than a chicken wing is a big ol' ding a ling." Just how big are we talking?
Sparkle: Shitttttt Gurllllll, this little pony can take a lot. If it don't fit in the rear, put it in my mouth my dear. A nice dick can always fit into this world somewhere.

Q: Do you miss your days in the pasture with Sarah Jessica Parker?
Sparkle: Oh nooooo and too true, she is one beat up donkey that needs to be left in the fields to feed alone. Sorry Sarah you are a goddamn messssss.

Q: How do you feel about Justin' Bieber's crotch and chest being enhanced in the recent Calvin Klein underwear ad?
Sparkle: Shit Justin is bitch, but he's a hot bitch and I'm always interested in hot bitches. A pickle is a pickle, honey. I just want to see the real deal, take it out! Big or small it's worth a lick. How many licks does it take to get to the center of that dick? I hope a lot. Also can I buy the underwear that he wore in it? Then I'm interested.

Q:  As a horse, do you feel you have an unfair advantage when hanging out at Swinging Richards strip club?
Sparkle: Hehehe well you knowwwwwwww. The good thing about dicks is that come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. As long as they hard then who cares. As long as you don't come at me limp as a chimp, then we are okay! Cause I will hoof you in the nutz.

Q: So, a weird thing happened. I am being haunted by the ghost of Pete Burns from Dead or Alive's botched plastic surgery. Could you please give me the number to your psychic Miss Aquaphina?
Sparkle: Listen Peter Burns is a goddamn frightmare! You may not survive this, but my friend Miss Aquaphina can shut down any queeny ass ghosts.

Q: Could you tell us about your first sexual experience?
Sparkle: I was upstairs in a huge barn with hay everywhere. I was with my foster cousin, Charlie Horse, and he was older. We were playing hide-and-seek and he said let's go down on each other and before he was done with that sentence I was already down on him. Don't judge, Judy! He was a foster cousin! We weren't related! Shit if we were then I could have gotten it all the time. HEHEHE Also I could have sworn I heard Prince's "Raspberry Beret" playing in the background as I went down.

Q:  How has being an internet celebrity changed your life?
Sparkle: Shit gurlllll, Sometimes it gets me laid, but sometimes the ex's and hook ups coming out of the fuckin wood works. Tragic! It's like kicking a log and spiders coming pouring out! Hook ups are meant to be in the past bitch!

Q:  When are you going to do your 10 Favorite Glory Holes in the Metro Atlanta Area?
Sparkle: Oh My Fuckin GAWD! Shit there are some great ones in Atlanta! Hell the best one is at this little ponies crib. Come over and tap on the hole, then stick it in. I might take a selfie with it. #Sparkleshole

Q: Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or ten duck sized horses?
Sparkle: I'd rather fuck one horse sized dick, and blow ten dick sized horses.

My House Is Haunted Bitch!

View All Sparkle Hooves videos HERE! Visit Sparkle Hooves Facebook Page!

Love, Sparkle Hooves. Bitch!

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